July 7, 2020
University of Aberdeen academic appointed President of national musicians' body
A new academic at the University of Aberdeen has been appointed as President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).
Professor Chris Collins – who leads the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture (LLMVC) at the University of Aberdeen – has been appointed as President of the UK’s professional body for musicians for the period 2020-21.
Speaking about his appointment as President of the ISM, Professor Collins says, “It is a privilege to take the reins from Dr Jeremy Huw Williams, who has been an outstanding President and whose insights and knowledge will be invaluable to me. This is a very difficult time for many people working in music, and I am deeply aware that my Presidency comes at a time when the ISM has never been more important, providing much-needed advice, support and advocacy in tumultuous circumstances.”
Professor Collins, whose work crosses over music, language, literature and performance, continues, “I know that the ISM will continue to do everything it can to safeguard the music community which gives so much to the whole of the UK and the wider world.”
Outgoing ISM President Dr Jeremy Huw Williams says, "When the time came to appoint a new President last year, I had no hesitation in recommending Professor Chris Collins to be my successor. I have known Chris for some twenty years and have followed the progress of his career with great pleasure.
“My faith in his ability as a leader was confirmed very recently when he was appointed as Head of School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. I am confident that he will be an outstanding President and that the ISM will continue to flourish under his leadership.”
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Content added on 7th July 2020.
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